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CFW: Summer Sounds concerts will Rock Parks and Recreation Month

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July 5, 2011

Cary Roe
Public Works and Parks Director

Chris Carrel
Communication and Grants Coordinator

Summer Sounds concerts will Rock Parks and Recreation Month

Federal Way’s Parks and Recreation Month got off to a bang with the July 4th Red, White & Blues Festival at Celebration Park. The action shifts to live music July 13th as the Summer Sounds at the Beach concert series rocks Steel Lake Park with free concerts. The Federal Way City Council has declared July Parks and Recreation Month in Federal Way, recognizing that parks and recreation “build healthy, active communities” and “are vitally important to maintaining community quality of life.”

Federal Way has six community parks and 23 neighborhood parks, along with the Federal Way Community Center and Dumas Bay Centre. The City’s recreation programs offer a range of activities, spanning youth day camps and senior trips, freestyle hip hop to gentle yoga, and a variety of sports leagues for kids and adults.

“Parks and recreation programs keep us active, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, or your level of fitness” said Cary Roe, Public Works and Parks Director. “Our Parks and Recreation programs truly have something for everybody.”

The Summer Sounds concert series offers an immediate – and free – way to get in the swing of Parks and Recreation Month. The annual outdoor concert series showcases live music from Puget Sound-area bands and features an eclectic set of acts, from reggae and children’s music to classic rock and country. The concerts are held outdoors from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Wednesday evenings at Steel Lake Park. Admission is free.

Summer Sounds Concert Series Schedule

July 13th - 85th Street Big Band (Swing & Big Band Hits)

July 20th - Solbird (R&B & Motown)

July 27th - Shotgun Aces (Country)

Aug 3rd - Showbiz Kids & Teen Idols (Youth Performance Group)

Aug 10th - Little Big Man (Reggae)

Aug 17th - Dana Osborn Band (classic & pop rock) .

More information can be found at www.cityoffederalway.com/summersounds or by calling 253.835.6900. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be re-located to the Federal Way Community Center. Call in advance to confirm location.


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